Trump vs. Thiel Part 2 – Thiel and the Monopoly Mindset

Recently I wrote a post about why Thiel supports Trump. That was before Trump’s numbers took a nosedive… In that piece, I suggested that Thiel might want to bang on America’s governmental engine with a Trump-shaped hammer until it started working again. Also, I dropped hints that Thiel might want to become president or use “the little guy” Trump as …

Why Does Peter Thiel Support Donald Trump? Because He Wants to Save the World…

So why does Peter Thiel support Donald Trump? When I read headlines saying that Silicon Valley is baffled by his actions, I am baffled by their reactions. It should be clear that there’s more going on here than meets the eye – though sometimes I wonder if Trump knows that… Peter Thiel, for those of you who don’t know, is …

Day and Nightmares 3

A Japanese guy on the overnight bus told me that everyone in Tohoku and Tokyo were “already finished” because of the Fukushima plant disaster. He said that it was actually a melt down, not a leak, like I had thought. The radioactive material had sunk several hundred meters underground already. I didn’t believe him. What about the news, the governments, …

Google Glass and the Future of the GUI

Google already has plans to evolve Google Glass into the Google iTick, a microscopic tick-shaped device that will be implanted directly onto your retina, feeding your optical input directly to Google so that it responds directly to your eye movements, pupil dilation, and other bodily signals. It gets power directly from your body heat, and it swells larger and larger …